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Cast Announced for Mamma Mia!

January 14, 2020 – Wenatchee, WA: Music Theatre of Wenatchee announces the cast for the 2020 Apple Blossom Musical performances of MAMMA MIA! presented by North Cascades Bank and CliftonLarsonAllen.

 

The Cast

Donna: Dawn Mccormick

Sophie: Carson Zehnder

Tonya: Daina Toevs

Rosie: Kelly Atwood

Harry: Mark Wavra

Sam: John Merritt

Bill: Kevin Mckee

Ali: Stephanie Etherington

Lisa: Elisa Kill

Sky: Skyler Cuthill

Pepper: Finn Khuong

Eddie: Zach Savage

Father Alexandrios: John Mcquaig

Ensemble: Leigh Bachmeier, Audrie Benge, Alison Brigleb, Maribeth Brisky, Haley Bush, Ettore Castellente, Kristy Clare, Owen Clare, Anastasia Cooper, Mckayla Corulli, Kailen Duffield, Amy Edwards, Parker Hair, Christine Hansen, Tate Kentnor, Christy Kimmel, Gabe Kimmel, Julie Kuntz, Morgan Lucas, Loren Meloy, Trisha Miller, Michael Murphy, Ernest Palmer, Brandon Peterson, Katie Renggli, Samanta Reynoso, Jackson Ross, Marie Scanlon, Dane Schmidt, Jill Sheets, Tori Seward, Sarah Smeller, Lawrence Sosman, Jane Standerford, John Stolhammer, Henry Talbot, Jennifer Talbot, Beth Whitney, Sarah Williamson, Shayla Winter

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

This year, directors Paul and Kelly Atwood will bring the award-winning Broadway show to the Numerica Performing Arts Center, with support by Dave & Sandy Gellatly, Richard & Connie Hoffmann, Dennis & Sharron Johnson, Mike & Sheila Salmon, Financial Alternatives, KOHO 101, Tracey Barta, Don & Heidi Collins, Doug & Shellie Martinson, and Mel & Marjory Radford.

Mamma Mia! will run for two weeks: April 29 – May 2 at 7:30pm and May 3 at 4:00pm. May 6-9 at 7:30pm and May 10 at 4:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at $29/$33 for adults, $31/$29 for seniors, and $20/$20 for students at 509-663-ARTS, www.numericapac.org, or the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

MAMMA MIA! was originally produced in London by Judy Craymer, Richard East and  for Littlestar in association with Universal. Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus. Book by Catherine Johnson. Additional Material & Arrangements by Martin Koch.

Dancing with the Wenatchee Stars 2020

January 2, 2020 – Wenatchee, WA: Six local contestants have been selected for the Numerica Performing Arts Center’s Dancing With The Wenatchee Stars sponsored by CliftonLarsonAllen and North Cascades Bank. The Wenatchee stars are La Pera Radio TV host and reporter RAFAEL AGUILAR, Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director SHILOH BURGESS, Follies Star and Local Pharmacist DAVE SUTHERLAND, Dilly Delli and Sweetwood BBQ owner KELSEY DEW, Award- Winning Filmmaker and Photographer OLY MINGO, and Music Theatre of Wenatchee Board Member and Hot August Nights alum VICKI MICHAEL. These contestants will compete live on the Numerica PAC stage on January 17 at 7:30pm.

Similar to the popular TV show, each contestant will each be paired with a professional from the Utah Ballroom Dance Company to learn a ballroom dance routine in one week. On January 17, they will compete on the Numerica PAC stage before a live audience and panel of local judges: Wenatchee High School’s BRIAN HIGGINS, The Community Foundation of NCW’s BETH STIPE and possibly Eastmont High School’s LANCE NOELL, – after which the audience will vote for the winner of the Mirror Ball Trophy. The evening will also showcase scintillating dance numbers from the Utah Ballroom Dance Company professionals themselves. This event is supported by KOHO 101 and Julie Davis.

Contestants and Professional Dancers will be available for radio interviews and live appearances the week of the show, January 12-17. To schedule, contact Maribeth Brisky at maribethb@numericapac.org

 

Tickets to Dancing with the Wenatchee Stars are $29-$33 with discounts for seniors ($27-$31) and youth ($23-$27) and increased prices on showday and $5 Student Rush. For tickets and information, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

2020 Apple Blossom Musical: Mamma Mia!

December 16, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: Music Theatre of Wenatchee and the Numerica Performing Arts Center announce the 2020 Apple Blossom Musical will be MAMMA MIA! Presented by North Cascades Bank  and CliftonLarsonAllen. There will be 10 performances of Mamma Mia! at the Numerica PAC: April 29 – May 2 at 7:30pm and May 3 at 4:00pm. May 6-9 at 7:30pm and May 10 at 4:00pm. Open Auditions are January 8-10.

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

AUDITIONS for Mamma Mia! will be held January 8 at the Numerica PAC at 7pm and January 9 at 6pm in tandem with Hot August Night’s Pippin Auditions. Callbacks will be held January 10 at 7pm at the Numerica PAC. Those auditioning must be prepared to sing one of four select songs from the show, learn a simple dance routine, and be willing to commit to rehearsals starting January 13. Full audition information can be found at:

http://www.numericapac.org/mamma-mia/

TICKETS for Mamma Mia are $29/$33 for adults, $31/$29 for seniors, and $20/$20 for students at 509-663-ARTS, www.numericapac.org, or the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue. Tickets will go on sale to theatre members on December 9th and the general public starting December 23rd. This show is supported by Dave & Sandy Gellatly, Richard & Connie Hoffmann, Dennis & Sharron Johnson, Mike & Sheila Salmon, Financial Alternatives, Tracey Barta, Don & Heidi Collins, Doug & Shellie Martinson, Mel & Marjory Radford and KOHO 101.

MAMMA MIA! was originally produced in London by Judy Craymer, Richard East and  for Littlestar in association with Universal. Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus. Book by Catherine Johnson. Additional Material & Arrangements by Martin Koch.

2020 Cold Winter Nights Comedy Series

December 5, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: The Numerica Performing Arts Center presents the third annual COLD WINTER NIGHTS COMEDY SERIES presented by Atlas Fare – three months of comedy starting January 2020. Each month will feature a stand-up comedy show on the Numerica PAC stage turned into an intimate, energetic “black box” experience. Tickets are on sale now at the Numerica PAC.

JANUARY

The stand-up comedy headliner on January 18 at 7:30pm will be award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and TV writer, Graham Kay.

Described as “Quick, clever, deliciously sarcastic and brilliantly funny” by The Huffington Post Comedy, Graham has recently performed stand up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and on NBC’s Bring The Funny. He has also won the coveted Just for Laughs 2013 Homegrown Comic Competition, and has appeared on HLN’s On Call With Dr. Drew, Fusion’s Video On Trial, and the 2018 hit summer movie Super Troopers 2. In addition, Graham’s comedy can currently be heard regularly on SiriusXM Radio and seen on The Comedy Network.

FEBRUARY

The stand-up comedy headliner on February 15 at 7:30pm is Amy Miller.

Amy has quickly risen to the top of the Pacific Northwest comedy scene, winning Portland’s Funniest in Helium’s 2015 contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest Comedian for 2013 and 2015. She was the first woman to win each position and the only one to win all three.

Along with being voted as one of Comedy Central’s “Up Next” comics for 2018, Amy was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Amy is a nationally touring festival and comedy club headliner who has “found a wildly creative way to find empowerment while simultaneously sparking laughter” (Laugh Button). She has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SxSW, the High Plains Comedy Fest, Laughing Skull, Big Sky, San Francisco Sketchfest, the Bumbershoot Festival and more. Her material is personal, political and 100% authentic.

MARCH

The stand-up comedy headliner on March 14 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm is Todd Barry.

Todd Barry has released three one-hour stand-up specials including his latest one for Netflix, Spicy Honey.

He’s appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and Late Night With Seth Meyers and his acting credits include The Wrestler, Road Trip, Flight of the Concords, Chappelle’s Show, Spin City, Sex and the City. You may have heard his voice on the animated series Bob’s Burgers, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Todd is also the author of the critically-acclaimed 2017 travel memoir Thank You For Coming To Hattiesburg.

 

Cold Winter Nights is intended for a mature audience and made possible by Atlas Fare, Jake Davison with American Family Insurance, Endsley & Co., Colleen Frei & Arius Elvikis, Mercantile, Vicki & Tom K Michael DDS, PS, North 40 Productions, Sweetwood BBQ & Dilly Deli, Tumbleweed Bead Co., and Alpha Media.

 

General admission tickets to each stand-up comedy show are $22, and reserved VIP Tables for 4 are available for $140. Tickets are limited. Series packages to all three stand-up shows are $60.

For tickets and information, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

 

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with the Numerica Credit Union.

2019 Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Announced

November 27, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: The Numerica Performing Arts Center proudly announces the 2019 Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Melissa Miller- Port as the recipient in the professional division and Ford & Marlys Barrett as the recipients in the volunteer division. Miller-Port will be recognized at the Numerica Festival of Trees’ Friday production of Holiday Spice at the Numerica PAC on December 6 at 7:00pm. The Barretts will be recognized at the Saturday production of Holiday Spice at the Numerica PAC on December 7 at 1:00pm. Holiday Spice is sponsored by Dave & Sandy Gellatly and Richard & Connie Hoffmann.

 

The Stanley Lifetime Achievement Awards were designed in 2002 to honor the life-long arts and culture commitment of Mr. Bob Stanley. The winners will be publicly recognized during the two performances of Holiday Spice with a Haglund’s Trophies custom plaque.

 

Melissa Miller-Port- Professional Division

Melissa Port was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y. where she studied dance at The David DeMarie Dance Studio and upon graduation went on tour with Greg Thompson Productions. Melissa is certified by Dance Masters of America and is past president of chapter 39. While on tour, Melissa go to see the world and perform for celebrities like Michael Jackson, David Copperfield, Dionne Warwick and President Ronald Regan. When she finished touring, she moved to Wenatchee where she has owned and directed The Fabulous Feet Dance Studio and Academy of Ballet for the last 30 years. Melissa is married to Jon Port and they have 5 children and 3 grandchildren. All of her children also studied dance and she and Jon love taking ballroom classes as well. Melissa has choreographed numerous local musicals including Mary Poppins, Newsies and will begin work on Mamma Mia in January. Melissa, her fabulous staff and The Wenatchee Valley Symphony bring to life The Wenatchee Nutcracker. Melissa also volunteers for The Lions Club, The WA state Apple Blossom Organization and The Wenatchee Figure Skating Club. Dance and the performing arts have been a lifelong passion for Melissa. The icing on the cake is the love she has for all of her students, her happy place is in the studio teaching.

 

Ford & Marlys Barrett- Volunteer Division

Ford and Marlys moved to Wenatchee following Ford’s retirement from the Air Force. We had always enjoyed participating in activities with people in the nearby communities during our military years, so of course they wanted to become involved right away in groups and activities in Wenatchee. They have always believed that vibrant arts programs make for a healthy community. The Performing Arts Center was a good place for them to begin. Through the years they have been pleased to be members of the PAC, to sponsor and attend events, and to enjoy extra happenings such as the Festival of Trees and the Spring Fling. They have extended their support to other arts organizations as well, including Music Theater of Wenatchee, the Wenatchee Valley Symphony, and the Leavenworth Summer Theater. Also, we are enthused supporters of the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center and the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation. They are so happy to be living in such a fabulous community and in such a beautiful area and are pleased to contribute to many dynamic organizations that make Wenatchee such a wonderful city.

 

Former Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

A Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award Winner is someone who has left a profoundly positive and lasting impression on the arts in Central Washington.

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

Suzanne Carr (2018), Leslie McEwen (2017), Scott Bailey (2016), Terry Valdez (2015), Dan Jackson (2014), Keith Sexson (2013), Tamera Lopushinsky (2012), Glenn Kelley (2011), Jan Cook Mack (2010), John and Susan Wagner (2009), Harriett Bullitt (2008), Beth Jensen (2007), Sherry Krebs (2006), Pam Cole (2005), Richard Lapo (2004), Edward Sands (2003)

VOLUNEER DIVISION                                                         

Cynthia Brown (2018), Gina Jans (2017), Ron Lodge (2016), Adele Wolford (2015), Marilyn Everhart (2014), Sue Lawson (2013), Rudi Pauly (2012), Terry Johnson (2011), Sherry Schreck (2010), Paul Atwood (2009), Harriett Bullitt (2008), Glenn Isaacson (2007), Arlene Jones (2006), Jane Hensel (2005), Gary Montague (2004), Wilfred and Kathy Woods (2003), Joan Shelton Mason & Ruth Allan (2002)

 

Holiday Spice information and tickets at www.wenatcheefestivaloftrees.org, 509-663-ARTS, or Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue. The media sponsors for this event are NCW Media, Wenatchee Business Journal, and Sunny FM.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with the Numerica Credit Union.

 
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